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25 Jun

Strong bi-partisan support to eliminate avoidable blindness visible at Vision 2020 Australia event

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutton, were among the prominent guests in attendance at the Vision 2020 Australia Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care dinner at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday night. Read more →

09 May

Freeze on aid budget hinders Australia’s vision to address blindness in the Asia Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia said the Government’s decision to break its promise to increase foreign aid funding to 0.5 per cent of GNI by 2015 was a setback for eye health. Read more →

02 May

Saving sight is bang for buck when it comes to Australian foreign aid

Vision 2020 Australia is urging the federal government to stick to its foreign aid promises amid speculation of funding cuts in next week’s federal budget. Read more →

02 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia's new website site scores A's for accessibility

Vision 2020 Australia has set the bar for the eye health and vision care sector with the launch of its new website designed to meet the highest levels of accessibility for people with vision impairment. Read more →

31 Jan

Australian blind paralympic medallist throws a light on blindness in the Asia Pacific

Vision impaired paralympian Jessica Gallagher who skied her way to a bronze medal in the 2010 Winter Paralympics has turned her attention to another goal. This time the 25-year-old who is currently training in track and field for the London 2012 Paralympics is helping raise awareness of the work that is being done in the Asia Pacific to eliminate blindness of some of our poorest neighbours. Read more →

20 Oct

Leading the Fight against Non Communicable Diseases

A global pandemic is taking the lives of millions of people worldwide, and keeping millions more in poverty, but has gone largely unnoticed until now, writes Jennifer Gersbeck. Read more →

13 Oct

Don’t be blind to family history this WSD

On the eve of World Sight Day, CEO of Vision 2020 Australia is encouraging Victorians to get talking about their family history as a lack of conversation is putting families at risk of serious eye disease. Read more →

11 Jul

Eye health programs worthy of aid funding

The Australian Government today released the report into the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness. Read more →

06 Jul

PFG Gala Dinner celebrates achievements

The Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care Gala Dinner was held on 23 June 2010 in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra. Read more →

25 May

Australia's aid program - seeing is believing

Jennifer Gersbeck argues that Australia's aid program has made a huge impact in the developing world. Read more →

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